South Plains Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, Inc.

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Due to the anticipated inclement weather we  rescheduled  the meeting/presentation scheduled for tonight to:

Tuesday  Feb  18, 2020   at 6:45 for the members meeting and election and 7 pm for the presentation at the Garden and Arts Center. Please plan to attend and let anyone else who you know was going to the talk tonight about the change.

Llano Estacado Audubon Society (LEAS) will host the South Plains Wildlife Rehabilitation Center (SPWRC) for its annual program February 18th.  Please not the change from Feb. 4th.

The presentation is open-to-the-public and is FREE. 

                      The program will feature live animal “wildlife ambassadors” from the Center.

                                                                                                 After the program,  guests are invited to see the Center’s ambassadors up close, 

                                                                                         take photographs, and talk with wildlife staff and volunteers. 

                                                                                          Doors open at 6:30 PM for a short Audubon meeting open to everyone,

                                                                                               with the wildlife program beginning at 7 PM

Our new electronic front gate was recently installed! 
There is also a small similar gate on the walk-through section adjacent.

The focal point is a likeness of our front sign, complete with
our Mockingbird logo! 

A Mockingbird was my inspiration to start a Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Lubbock in 1988. Thanks to our "anonymous donor" for the funds to create this!

Here is a Pie Chart of our 2019 admissions.

You can see the majority of our admissions were birds, followed by 

mammals, reptiles and amphibians.

The total number of wildlife admissions was 2560.

We are still going strong - 33 years later - thanks to generous community support and funds we receive from donations when animals are brought to us for care, newsletter subscriptions, special events, environmental education programs, grants and gifts.

    Even though we must have state and federal permits to rehabilitate and care for wildlife, 

         we receive NO funding whatsoever from either regulatory agency.


                                                                                    SPWRC, Inc.,   was founded in 1988, and for our first 19 years, we had no                                                                                      salaried employees - all the work for wildlife - 365 days a year - was 

                                                                                  done by volunteers.  (Now we still only have one salaried employee and   two part-time employees).

                                                                            Please continue to help us help them!

                                                                               Your gifts are tax-deductible to the extent the law allows. 

                                                                    SPWRC is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

South Plains Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, Inc. is an IRS determined 501 (c) 3 non-profit facility that cares for orphaned, injured, ill and displaced wild animals with the ultimate goal of returning wildlife back to its natural habitat whenever possible.

Busy "Baby Season" is likely to begin in March or April. If our winter continues to be mild, doves and squirrels will be starting families, soon followed by songbirds like Blue Jays, Robins and Mockingbirds in May. 

We'll be very busy during daylight hours 7 days a week. 

If you'd like to volunteer, call us at 806 799-2142 and talk 

with Gail Barnes, our Director

The Wildlife Center does not take domestic pets

                                                                  (Cats/kittens, dogs/puppies, pet parrots, rabbits, etc.) 

                                                                       This link provides a list of Lubbock Area Animal Rescues that work with domestic pets.  

One more way you can help support the work we do at the Wildlife Center!

Our tee shirts are available for $18.00 each.  
We have youth and adult sizes available.

How can SPWRC help you?

Where you located and what are your hours?

SPWRC is on Indiana Avenue at 95th Street behind the 80 ft. wall with a wildlife mural. Our official address is 3308 95th Street Lubbock, TX 79423. The Wildlife Drop-Off building in our driveway is open 24 hours a day. 

Volunteers and staff are on site seven days a week during daylight hours only.

Where do I go if I bring you an animal?

There is a white building in the parking lot where all animals check in.  Please fill out an admission slip with information about the animal and you (its rescuer) for our records. 

During daylight hours, a buzzer will sound and someone will come out to meet you (Summer Staff hours – 8 am to 8 pm). 

Weekends and after hours – fill out the admission slip and leave the animal in a box or in one of the cages. Staff checks the building every morning and periodically throughout the day.

Please do NOT enter the main property (past the wooden fence) or go to the house at the front of the property. 

The Animal Drop-Off Building (pictured) is the point of entry for all animals admitted to SPWRC.

What should I do if I find a:

How can I make a donation of supplies?  Take a look at our Wish List of needed supplies.

  • You may purchase items locally and bring to our Animal Drop-Off Building (95th & Indiana)
  • Or use SPWRC Amazon Wish List – order from Amazon and have it delivered to us

How can I make a monetary donation?

  • Mail checks to SPWRC, Inc. and send to 3308 95th Street, Lubbock TX 79423
  • Through PayPal – our email for PayPal is or use this link to PayPal
  • Charitable donation through AmazonSmile as you shop. Sign up at
  • Start a Facebook Fundraiser that will benefit SPWRC

Donations are tax-deductible to the extent the law allows.  South Plains Wildlife Rehabilitation Center is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit facility. 

How can I be a volunteer at SPWRC? Forms and Information available HERE

  • Adult Volunteers (age 18 and above)
  • Junior Volunteers (age 12 to 17) during the summer months

Can I visit SPWRC and see your animals?

The Wildlife Rehabilitation Center is not open to the public except during our Open House events. 

The animals are recuperating and need rest and quiet.

Our next Open House will be sometime in spring.  Details will be posted here and on our Facebook page.

Can I schedule an environmental educational program for a group?

Programs are done for a fee. Funds raised support our operating and general expenses. 

SPWRC receives no funding from federal or state agencies. Contact Gail Barnes at 799-2142 for more information.

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